Aide Solar says it has broken ground on the planned Phase 2 expansion of its existing 1 million square-foot polycrystalline and monocrystalline solar cell and PV module production factory in Xuzhou, China. The expansion calls for the addition of a new 947,225 square-foot production facility that will be capable of housing 2 GW of module capacity when it begins production in the fourth quarter.
After the Phase 2 construction is completed, Aide Solar's existing facility in Xuzhou will be modified to house solar cell production lines only, allowing for future expansion of cell production, the company says. Both the existing facility and the newly planned adjacent solar module facility are located on a 60-acre campus owned by Aide Solar's parent company, The PANJIT Group.
"The expansion and consolidation of our module production capacity will enable us to have a larger impact on the supply of alternative energy options," notes Eddy Fang, director of world sales and marketing at Aide Solar.
SOURCE: Aide Solar